British Steelworkers have been betrayed, a union boss claims, as it was reported that a foreign firm will supply metal for the new fleet of nuclear submarines. Defence Secretary Michael Fallon is today due to press the button to begin work on the £41 billion Successor submarine plant at BAE Systems’ plant at Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria. However, the flagship project of the Government’s defence policy has been rocked after it was revealed that French group Industeel will supply steel for the new submarines’ “pressure hulls”, the outer part of the 15,900 tonne vessels, which will each carry 16 nuclear missiles.
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